(Left to Right): Julie Eldridge, Maia Phillips, Alex McKee, Hailey Krolyk
(Left to Right): Julie Eldridge, Maia Phillips, Alex McKee, Hailey Krolyk

McMUN 2015 (McGill Model United Nations) was an amazing experience that Trent Model United Nations (TMUN) is very proud to have taken part in.

Coming together with so many dedicated students from across North America was truly inspiring, and the competition mixed with camaraderie made for a unique opportunity to meet new people.

During the conference, the delegates from Trent University had the opportunity to work with students from Harvard, Princeton, and from across Canada, coming from as far away as the University of Calgary. This conference emphasized skills in public speaking, problem-solving and teamwork, and for a first-time MUN participant such as myself, it was a thrilling foray into international relations.

Our delegation was very proud to represent Trent University on such a visible stage, and we were able to meet some wonderful people including Christian Kastrop (the Director of the Policy Studies branch at the Economics Department for The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), who had just ‘stopped by’ to McMUN on his way home from a G20 Summit!

The networking opportunities were endless, the first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of the UN was priceless, and the fun and friends were infinite! In fact, the only part of McMUN 2015 that came to an end was the conference itself—this memory will last forever, along with a deep commitment from all of the delegates to being a part of the global community.